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« Reply #100 on: March 13, 2012, 06:35:47 AM »

 Headscratch  Weird.  I can imagine some Italian exec smoking a cigarette with his feet up on the desk waving off the approval paperwork to update the Sport heads.   Lol


I think right now I want the Motus the most, but for what I think it's going to cost, I could have an SE and cheaper mess around bike.  Guess we'll see soon if I'm right on that one.

So many bikes... so little time, money, garage space, wife's patience, etc etc.  Embarassment
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« Reply #101 on: March 13, 2012, 06:57:37 AM »


 Headscratch  Weird.  I can imagine some Italian exec smoking a cigarette with his feet up on the desk waving off the approval paperwork to update the Sport heads.   Lol



Apart from a visual resemblance the 2 valve per cylinder and the 4 valve per cylinder bikes are completely different. The motors and in fact mot of the motive unit, clutch and gearbox, are completely different. It is far, FAR more than a simple update of the cylinder heads. Yes the two units will bolt into the same cycleparts but that's as far as it goes. They have next to no common parts!!!!

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« Reply #102 on: March 13, 2012, 02:00:09 PM »


I had a V11 sport...  I loved that bike for the sound and jaw dropping beauty.

Anyone care to comment on how the engines would compare?  Would anyone describe the difference as 'night and day,' or is it pretty similar, just a step up?



I demoed a V11 LeMans 2003 model year, back in 2003.
There is absolutely no comparison between that motor and the 'new' 8V motor.  It's almost like they came from different companies the new one is so much better.
Faster revving, much much smoother, much more power.
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« Reply #103 on: March 13, 2012, 02:04:49 PM »




I demoed a V11 LeMans 2003 model year, back in 2003.
There is absolutely no comparison between that motor and the 'new' 8V motor.  It's almost like they came from different companies the new one is so much better.
Faster revving, much much smoother, much more power.

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« Reply #104 on: March 13, 2012, 02:07:47 PM »



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If it helps, I found the motor on my 850 Le Mans to be much smoother than the V11

p.s. if one Guzzi is used to bash another, isn't that self flaggellation? Headscratch
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« Reply #105 on: March 13, 2012, 02:25:45 PM »

It's a sub-cult. The V11s were the last to be built completely in Mandello.  Bigsmile

We sneer at the newer models with their smooth, Honda-like characteristics and decry their lack of visceral elan   :pokestick:
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« Reply #106 on: March 13, 2012, 03:31:17 PM »


We sneer at the newer models with their smooth, Honda-like characteristics and decry their lack of visceral elan   :pokestick:


No-one ever described me old 850 as having Honda like characterstics.

In case your wondering which one is not the Honda, it's the white one in front.

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« Reply #107 on: March 13, 2012, 07:09:03 PM »


Faster revving, much much smoother, much more power.

Unless I'm mistaken, those are reasons for buying a Honda, not a Guzzi... Headscratch
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« Reply #108 on: March 13, 2012, 07:24:33 PM »

Buell owners can't come in here and trash talk.

only other Guzzi owners can trash talk each other  Bigsmile
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« Reply #109 on: March 13, 2012, 11:08:58 PM »


It's a sub-cult. The V11s were the last to be built completely in Mandello.  Bigsmile

We sneer at the newer models with their smooth, Honda-like characteristics and decry their lack of visceral elan   :pokestick:


Only they weren't! They were the last models to be designed entirely in-house which explains why they have interesting 'Features' like gearbox breathers placed to let water in and pinion nose bearings that don't get any oil. Then there were the weirdo, cheap relays and the 'Snap-O-Matic' gearchange return spings. Lets not forget the sump that exposes the oil pick-up under hard acceleration and, in the case of Scuras and other single plate clutch models, the tendency for the flywheel to come apart and cut the gearbox off the back of the engine!!!! Twofinger

Nah. I love V11's but only a true loony would say they were better designed and built than the 'Modern' bikes. Hang on?? We are talking 'Guzzi Owners' here..... Rolleyes Razz Lol Lol Lol

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« Reply #110 on: March 14, 2012, 01:04:00 PM »


Buell owners can't come in here and trash talk.

only other Guzzi owners can trash talk each other  Bigsmile


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« Reply #111 on: March 15, 2012, 02:25:16 AM »

Weird.  I can imagine some Italian exec smoking a cigarette with his feet up on the desk waving off the approval paperwork to update the 1200 Sport heads motor.






Apart from a visual resemblance the 2 valve per cylinder and the 4 valve per cylinder bikes are completely different. The motors and in fact mot of the motive unit, clutch and gearbox, are completely different. It is far, FAR more than a simple update of the cylinder heads. Yes the two units will bolt into the same cycleparts but that's as far as it goes. They have next to no common parts!!!!

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